Your guide to shopping for the best mattress for you
When should you buy a new mattress?
Since you have so many different bed choices, we have compiled a few helpful tips to ensure you get that great night’s sleep you deserve. If you aren’t sleeping well, your mattress could be the problem. To determine if it’s time to replace your current mattress set, consider factors such as its support, comfort and overall condition.
Better Sleep Council recommendations
According to the Better Sleep Council, how long a mattress lasts depends on several factors, including the amount of use and original quality. But the council generally recommends, for the best comfort and support, you should consider replacing your mattress every five to seven years.
Here are some other determining factors:
- You wake up with aches and pains that dissipate throughout the day
- Your mattress is seven years or older
- You wake up with stiffness, numbness, aches and pains
- You had a better night’s sleep somewhere other than your own bed (such as a hotel or friend’s guest room)
- Your mattress shows signs of overuse (it sags, has lumps, etc.)
- You roll toward the middle of the bed
Understand, your body changes over time. Every few years, it’s a good idea to compare the mattress and foundation you are sleeping on to newer models.
Choose your comfort, style and size
A mattress with the right comfort and support ensures you get the great night’s sleep you deserve. Generally, you have three options with innerspring products: firm, plush or pillow top.
Besides innerspring products, latex and Tempur® foam mattresses also provide exceptional support and a completely pressureless sleeping surface. Texas Bed Company features one of the largest selection of latex foam mattresses in Southeast Texas.
All foam beds are not created equal
If you feel a foam bed is the right choice for you, remember that the most important components are the density and cell structure of the foam. All Tempur-Pedic® and Serta iComfort products use open cell high-density memory foams.
Open-celled foams naturally breathe well, unlike most knockoff brands. Beware of purchasing low-grade memory foam mattresses that are vacuum packed in a box when delivered to your home.
Competitor brands also tend not to “breathe” or dissipate body heat as well. Although Tempur-Pedic® and iComfort products are not right for everyone, when it comes to comfort and durability, these brands are considered the industry standard.
Foam mattresses are one of the best options for adjustable bases. Be sure to ask a member of our Dream Team to show you the benefits of adjustable beds.